The Antisocial Network

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby mharr » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:51 pm

The best thing about these events is that each one inspires another round of decentralising social networking, the latest attempts focusing on a combination of IPFS and blockchain. It hasn't landed so far, but re-rolling the dice seems good. Anyone here have a horse in that race?

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Upthorn » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:53 am

I don't have a horse in the race, although I do have a fantasy of a horse: "What if mastodon but it was livejournal?"
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:11 am

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby mharr » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:20 pm

As I understand it, Discord has been making a credible effort to not be a part of all this crap. (As well they should, if their chosen name is a nod to anything from the 70s.) https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/28/17061 ... e-movement

I looked into this when I saw they'd booted someone I've already spent too many words on here, after he doxxed one of his own customers for disloyal opinions.

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:02 pm

Facebook developed a VPN for iphones that spied on the people that used it.

Apple banned it off the app store, so Facebook just started paying kids to install it from a third party website.

Today, Apple revoked Facebook's enterprise certificate.





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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:46 pm

As predicted, Google's enterprise cert has now been revoked as well.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:35 pm



Collectively, the employees described a workplace that is perpetually teetering on the brink of chaos. It is an environment where workers cope by telling dark jokes about committing suicide, then smoke weed during breaks to numb their emotions. It’s a place where employees can be fired for making just a few errors a week — and where those who remain live in fear of the former colleagues who return seeking vengeance.

It’s a place where, in stark contrast to the perks lavished on Facebook employees, team leaders micromanage content moderators’ every bathroom and prayer break; where employees, desperate for a dopamine rush amid the misery, have been found having sex inside stairwells and a room reserved for lactating mothers; where people develop severe anxiety while still in training, and continue to struggle with trauma symptoms long after they leave; and where the counselling that Cognizant offers them ends the moment they quit — or are simply let go.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Yoji » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:19 pm

I'm still digesting that one. It's... pretty harrowing.

Among other things, I wonder what they hope to accomplish by having such an austere work environment. Regulating snuff films and child porn is bad enough, but also making it a pressure cooker of micromanagement? Are they trying to drive people insane?

I mean, how far are we from finding a Facebook server farm powered by an Omelas-style orphan?
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Friday » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:43 pm

If there is one thing that I have learned about human beings its that they are absolutely terrible at managing other human beings. They seem to consistently do the exact wrong thing at all times.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:06 am

The end result of Tumblr's brilliant decision to ban porn?

One fifth of users have deserted the site and traffic is way down.

Maybe next time, someone will remember their money being vaporized?

It's not like we can depend on shareholding decision makers to be incentivized by anything but their wallets, since it appears that even "people like porn" was too difficult for these troglodytes to understand.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Thad » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:43 pm

Longread at Weird: 15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

The intro is a little flowery, but the article is extensively researched (apparently they interviewed 65 people).

Wait, this isn't Weird.

Why, there's no magazine called Weird, is there?

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